11/29/10: Publishing This Week

California, as a way to save money and improve education, is going to use open source, free textbooks (yay!). Since there's not enough money to give every student a laptop, there's some skepticism as to how well this will work. But it's the first state to try this and something is better than nothing (California K-12 education was ranked 49th …

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11/22/10: This Week in the Publishing World

Since it's Thanksgiving in a couple days, thought I'd post the publishing news early this week. I don't know if it's because I'm taking a Writing for Children's class, but I keep noticing the topic of children's books in my classes. Anyway, today the  Association of Booksellers for Children approved a merger with the American Booksellers Association. …

Blurb

Self-publishing books, once considered almost taboo, or at the very least desperate, has evolved into something fun, easy, and even professional. Blurb is a perfect example of this. Based in San Francisco, the company recently had a pop-up store in New York City. Located at 60 Mercer St. in Soho, the store was open from …